Category Archives: Devotional

Simple

It all started with Abraham. Actually, it all started with the Ancient of Days, but God used Father Abraham–before he was either a father or Abraham–to save the world. The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your … Continue reading

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Home

Maybe your home is a ranch-style, brick house, with a big backyard and swing set. Maybe you live in a tiny apartment with your friends—a few of whom forget to wash their dishes. Our boys live in a modest but … Continue reading

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More Than a Trend

I didn’t care. Even now, I wince as I type those words, because they’re so hardhearted. I wince because the truth hurts. I didn’t care about sex trafficking. More than that, I didn’t care about the children that sex trafficking … Continue reading

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Can’t vs. Won’t

Ever considered the words “can’t’ and “won’t”? Their differences are clear enough. At their basic definitions, can’t means “unable,” and won’t means “unwilling.” I remember the morning my daughter and I had a major showdown over those words. She was … Continue reading

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More

The wedding was great! Everyone celebrated. Everything was fine until someone went to get more wine. “There isn’t any more,” the message came back. “It’s all gone.” “It can’t be! Surely there’s some in the cellar. Did you check there?” “Yep. None. … Continue reading

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We Sing for Them

When my kids were younger, I made up a simple tune to Numbers 6:24-26–the priestly blessing–and sang it to them as a bedtime prayer. I still sing it occasionally, even though they’re in middle school and high school now, and … Continue reading

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“Let’s Go!”

Recently, the Blackbox team spent several days in the Dominican Republic, training and counseling and planning together. One evening, happy but a little drained, they gathered in the living room of the boys’ home, relaxing and visiting, until Blackbox Counseling … Continue reading

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